Surf Forecast
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FZUS54 KCRP 201140

Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
540 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

.For the beaches from Malaquite Beach to Port Aransas...

540 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

5 AM Observations:

                              Bob Hall Pier         Port Aransas
Air Temperature:              MM                    67
Sea Water Temperature:        64                    59
Water Level:                  0.75 ft msl           0.71 ft msl
Wind:                         SE 16 mph             SE 7 mph

Note: Port Aransas observation is from inside the ship channel until
Port Aransas jetty observation site is back online.


                              Today                 Wednesday

Min/Max Temp:                 / 70                  66 / 71

Sky         Morning:          Mostly cloudy         Mostly cloudy
            Afternoon:        Mostly cloudy         Partly cloudy
            Evening:          Mostly cloudy         Mostly cloudy

Weather     Morning:          None                  Showers
            Afternoon:        Showers / Tstms       Showers / Tstms
            Evening:          None                  Showers / Tstms

Precip Chc  Morning:          10%                   20%
            Afternoon:        10%                   20%
            Evening:          10%                   70%

Wind        Morning:          SE 16-20 mph          SE 10-13 mph
            Afternoon:        SE 16-20 mph          SE 12-16 mph
            Evening:          SE 15-18 mph          SE 8-15 mph

Rip Current Risk:*            Low                   Low

Lightning Risk:               Low                   Moderate

UV Index:                     Moderate              Moderate

Sig Wave Height:*             5 feet                4 feet

Dominant Wave Period:*        7 seconds             7 seconds

Port Aransas Jetty Tides:

.Outlook (Days 3-5)...Scattered showers and thunderstorms are
expected Thursday. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms
Friday and Saturday. Weak to moderate onshore flow expected
Thursday through Saturday. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the upper
60s to near 70.

* A low risk of rip currents means that any rip currents that do
  form are likely to be weak but still may pose a danger to poor
  swimmers. Research has shown rip currents are typically more
  frequent in the vicinity of jetties, inlets, and piers and
  these can be quite strong on days where the overall rip current
  threat is low...especially if strong southerly of northeasterly
  winds exist.

* Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, remain calm.
  Don`t fight the current. Swim in a direction following the
  shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or
  wave for help. If tired, float or tread water until out of
  the rip current.

* Wave height and period forecasts are representative of deep ocean
  waves over the offshore waters, not surf conditions.

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